2019 Community Cup and Claire's Cup

St. Mary's Soccer Community Cup (formerly Target Cup) and Claire’s Cup is scheduled for Saturday, November 16 (U8-U14 divisions) and Sunday, November 17 (U15-U19 and Adult divisions) at Chancellor's Run Regional Park.

This 4v4 small sided tournament is a great way to close out the Fall season with your recreational, recplus, or travel teams.  There is even an adult division for the parents and coaches who want to show off their soccer skills!  

The Claire's Cup portion of the weekend is a charity event which raises funds for a St. Mary's County child facing a serious medical challenge.  This year’s Claire’s Cup honoree is Landon Finch.  Be sure to check out our website with the article on Landon and his battle with Dravet Syndrome.  Dravet Syndrome is a rare, catastrophic, lifelong form of epilepsy that begins in the first year of life with frequent and/or prolonged seizures.  Landon began having seizures at 4 months old and was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome at the age of 6.  St. Mary’s Soccer is eager to share Landon’s brave story with our soccer community.

REGISTRATION           is CLOSED  - Schedules to be released by Sun Nov 10

FEES                            $200 per team St. Mary’s Soccer Community Cup (guaranteed 4 games)

                                     $175 per team for Claire's Cup Adult Teams (guaranteed 3 games)

DATE                           Saturday 11/16 St. Mary’s Soccer Community Cup (U8-U14 Divisions)

                                     Sunday 11/17 is Claire's Cup (U15-U19 and Adult Divisions)

LOCATION                   Chancellor’s Run Regional Park

                                      21905 Chancellors Run Rd; Great Mills, MD  20634

FORMAT                     4v4 small sided games; max roster of 6 players

Adult teams must have a female on the field at all times, or play one player short if no female(s) is/are rostered

DIVISIONS    St. Mary’s Soccer Community Cup offers Recreation, RecPlus and Travel level divisions for the U8-U14 age groups.  If registration supports it, there will be Boys (Coed) and Girls divisions.  Girls may play on teams in the Boys (Coed) division, however, boys may not play on teams in the Girls division.  

Claire’s Cup offers U15-U19 and/or High School Divisions as well as Adult Divisions.  The Adult Divisions include premier, recreational  and no experience necessary levels of play.

FORMAT:  4v4 with a max roster of 6 players. Claire's Cup Adult teams must have one female on the field at all times. Age minimum is 18 as of tournament date for a Claire's Cup roster - no exceptions. 

PLAYERS:  Each team can roster up to 6 players.  All teams must have at least 4 players.  All players on all teams must be age appropriate or younger.  No exceptions will be made. Adding a 7th player is an additional $25 fee which will be collected when the team registers. The 7th player information must be added into the comments section on the team application. All Claire's Cup Adult teams must have a a female player on the field at all times or play with 3 players.

GAMES  All U8-U19/High School teams are guaranteed 4 games.  All Claire's Cup Adult teams are guaranteed 3 games.   

CHECK-IN:  All teams will be required to check in 1 hour prior to their first game time.  If they don’t, they run the risk of forfeiting their first game. Check-in is available from 3pm-7PM on Friday, November 15th, at Chancellors Run Regional Park. Check-in is avaible beginnng at 8am on Saturday, November 16th and 11am on Sunday, November 17th.


All players must wear shin guards with socks that fully cover the shin guard.

  • Cleats are permitted.
  • Absolutely no jewelry of any kind will be permitted.   (Medic Alert identifiers will be permitted.)
  • U8 thru U12 rec and recplus teams and U9-U12 travel teams will use a size 4 ball. 
  • U14 and U18 rec/U14 recplus teams and U13 thru U19 travel/Adult will use a size 5 ball.
  • Tournament will provide balls for all games.


Recreation  Teams may only consist of recreational, non-travel carded players.

Rec Plus SMS, LaPlata, Waldorf and PISGAH players currently on RecPlus teams or non-MSYSA carded players seeking more competetive play (U8, U10, U12, ages only). RecPlus players may not play on a rec team unless the division placement includes recplus teams. Any exceptions MUST be approved by the tournament director. 

Premier/Travel  Teams that have at least one travel carded MSYSA or US Club Soccer carded player(s) will play in a travel division. Any exceptions MUST be approved by the tournament director. 

If registration supports it, there will be Boys(Coed) and Girls divisions.  Girls may play on teams in the Boys(Coed) Division, however, boys may not play on teams in the Girls Division.  

Age Groups for the 2019 SMS Community Cup

  • U8 Division
    • Birth Years 2012 and 2013
  • U10 Division
    • Birth Years 2010 and 2011
  • U12 Division
    • BirthYears 2008 and 2009
  • U14 Division
    • Birth Years 2006 and 2007
  • High School/U15-U19
    • Birth Years 2001 thru 2005

Claire's Cup 2019

  • Adult Division - All players must be 18 as of the first game for Claire's Cup - no exceptions
  • High School/U15-U19
    • Birth Years 2001 thru 2005

UNIFORMS:  All players on a team are required to wear the same color shirt, numbers are optional but suggested. Pinnies will be available with field marshalls or  at the tournament tents for fields with jersey color conflicts.   The team listed first on the schedule is required to change. 

INCLEMENT WEATHER:  In case of inclement weather, at the discretion of the Tournament Director, all or portions of Community Cup or Claire's Cup may be discontinued.  

REFEREES:  One USSF certified referee will be provided for each game. 

MODIFIED RULES:  There will be no slide-tackling permitted in any age group, goal kicks and corner kicks are taken from the corner. 

ADDITIONAL INFO:  The Tournament Director reserves the right to combine, or split age groups as deemed necessary in order to facilitate the most practical and functional tournament available.






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